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Praxair, Inc. Assistant Buyer in Ankeny, Iowa

Assistant Buyer


Praxair, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc, is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largestworldwide. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialtygases, and high-performancesurface coatings. Our products,servicesand technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety ofindustries, includingaerospace,chemicals,food and beverage,electronics,energy,healthcare, manufacturing, primarymetalsand many others. For more information about the company, please visit our website

Praxair Distribution, Inc. is seeking a Buyer to join our team locatedinAnkeny, IA.

The Assistant Buyer is responsible for supporting the purchase of equipment and or parts from a predetermined list of suppliers at the lowest cost consistent with consideration of quality, reliability of source, urgency of need and freight costs.

The Assistant Buyer works under general supervision, utilizing somewhat diversified procedures and is responsible for supporting the purchase of goods and services requested by the Praxair businesses.

Assistant Buyer

  • Assists with procuring equipment and materials for business clients from pre-approved vendors in a timely manner.

  • May work with financial departments, accounts payable and accounts receivable on invoice resolution.

  • Maintains operational discipline and compliance of procurement processes by following standard work processes that address requirements for Praxair’s quality assurance program, and/or policies and procedures.

  • Supports accurate performance indicators through management of, PO confirmation work bench, PO expedite report process, invoice pricing exceptions.

  • PO ownership from creation, expediting, invoice resolution.

  • Typically has 15 assigned branch locations to support in the U.S. May be in different time zones which requires flexibility in work schedule. Reviews branches for needed stock and handles expedite and drop ship orders for those assigned branches.

  • Entry level position – initially working with other buyers, assisting in and learning the PO confirmation process, PO Expedite process and backing up for other buyers’ duties as needed during sick days or vacations.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School/GED required

  • Communication skills required, considerable phone and email contact with branch personnel and vendors.

  • Requires attention to detail, needs to be focused.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Supply and Logistics

Primary Location Iowa-Ankeny

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 19000323